Alma is a child at Highfield. She has Down’s Syndrome and communicates through signing. The project was to upskill the children in Alma’s class and the team working with Alma to ensure Alma’s Voice is heard and understood.
Liberty from Rock Paper Scissors came into nursery and ran 6 short art sessions (2 in each classroom) to produce wall hangings to represent the project.
Toddletalk are providing 17 signing sessions in the Butterflies class to build the children’s capacity to share Alma’s way of communicating.
Partnerships with both Rock, Paper Scissors and Toddletalk are new partnerships, facilitated by the Tell Your Story grant.
Every child and member of staff in the school took part in the project in the art project part of the grant. 16 children and 5 staff, including Alma are taking part in the signing part of the project. This is all the children attending sessions with Alma